June 20, 2018
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Farmington hospital offers land for police station

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, Maine — A Farmington, Maine, hospital is offering its local police a property that could serve as its new police department.

Franklin Memorial Hospital CEO Rebecca Ryder presented the plan Tuesday to the town Selectmen. The hospital is offering to turn over the Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice property on Franklin Avenue. The deal would need to be approved by voters in March.

The practice is going to vacate the 6,000-square foot building in March and there are no plans for the building.

Last year Farmington voters said “no” to a referendum to build a new police station.

The Sun Journal newspaper reports Selectmen Chairman Stephan Bunker says he’s grateful for the offer and hopeful the town can soon have a new police station.

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